Bristol Rovers defender Tom Broadbent is ready to tackle League One after leaving the Army behind over the summer.
The 25-year-old signed for Darrell Clarke's side following a successful trial, after he sent the Rovers manager a video to showcase his talents.
Broadbent was a Lance Bombardier in the Army and admits he still cannot believe third-tier Rovers is his place of work.
"I enjoy it, it does not feel like my job, really. It feels like I am just here having fun," he told BBC Points West, before their season opener at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
"It was a good career [in the Army], it was going alright but I looked at the bigger picture and I did not really fancy going through the ranks."